Hey there

Posted in Uncategorized on February 1, 2016 by Last Road Reviews

Well as many know I encountered a lot of glitches here, which frustrated me to the point where I stepped away for a while and due to not being able to find a better platform I always returned. However as anyone can see I’m barley active here.

Being gone so long there’s some changes so it’s sort of like learning the site again. I think though I’ve finally found a new platform. It’s called horror amino, which is a social network site for horror. For the time being when I do write reviews it’ll be on horror amino with certain things I’ll also post on WordPress. But as some of you know I’ve been searching for a new platform. Odds are I won’t get as many views, but that’s fine. My blog posts are few and far between and odds are it’ll be even less.

Here’s my page. If you join please follow me. (Link may not be clickable so just copy and paste if you wanna give horror amino a look) 

http://aminoapps.com/p/z6vy8h

2015 Home Video Releases: The Rest

Posted in 2015 Home Video Releases: The Rest with tags , , on January 14, 2016 by Last Road Reviews

Here’s a few releases that came close to my top 20, but just ended up missing.

MADMAN- Vinegar Syndrome (blu-ray/DVD Combo)

This release carries over all the extras from past DVD releases with a couple of new ones added. The audio and video are quite strong and this is simply another excellent release from Vinegar Syndrome.

SATAN’S BLADE- Olive Films/Slasher Video

This is an ultra rare slasher film that even the most hardcore fans didn’t know about and I gotta give major credit to both Olive Films and Slasher Video for taking a chance on such an unknown title. The HD transfer is actually very good. There’s a ton of print damage, but nothing that will take away from the film and as it goes on it becomes a little less and after awhile you probably won’t even notice it. The features are average though poorly shot, but it’s still cool since there’s basically zero information about the film. The film has its moments where it works on the so bad it’s good level and other times a bit dull.

BLOOD AND LACE (blu-ray/DVD Combo)- Scream Factory

This is an ultra rare film that didn’t even get a VHS release in most places. I love when these ultra rare films get released, but too bad the actual film was a bore. However this has become a cult favorite so others may feel differently. There’s an audio commentary and an alternate opening title sequence. Audio is fair and the video far better than expected.

HOWLING II- Scream Factory

NEW YEAR’S EVIL- Scream Factory

SLEEPAWAY CAMP III- Scream Factory (blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Good release, but also a letdown. Audio and video are fair, but not as good as I hoped and extras are decent. The selling point on this is the work print version, which is sourced from a VHS. The gore footage can be seen in the deleted scenes and as far as any other differences it’s nothing major plus the film isn’t totally edited in regards to music and sound F/X plus you can hear the director giving instructions. It’s a nice thing to have, but not as cool as it sounds. I enjoyed the release, but did expect a little more.

SLEEPAWAY CAMP II- Scream Factory (blu-ray/DVD Combo)

ZOMBIES: THE BEGINNING- Intervision Film Corp (DVD)

The final film directed by Bruno Mattei.

ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD- Intervision Film Corp (DVD)

DON’T GO IN THE WOODS- Vinegar Syndrome (blu-ray/DVD Combo)

This gets a brand new HD transfer from Vinegar Syndrome and it looks outstanding and perhaps more work was put into it than the film deserves. Extras are all from past releases with nothing new added, but the upgrade in video makes this release worthwhile.

And here’s some notable releases.

Olive Films

LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN, COFFY, FOXY BROWN, IT: THE TERROR FROM BEYOND

Shout Factory (Scream Factory)

SCARECROWS, CANDYMAN: FAREWELL TO THE FLESH, THE SENTINEL, THE EDITOR

(double feature releases by Shout-Scream) NOTE Carrie is the 2002 TV movie. 

FOOD OF THE GODS/FROGS

GHOSTHOUSE/WITCHERY

CARRIE/THE RAGE: CARRIE 2
BLACULA/SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM
METAMORPHOSIS/BEYOND DARKNESS
EASY MONEY/MEN AT WORK
EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS/EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS II: EDDIE LIVES

Kino Lorber

DERANGED, FACE TO FACE, NAVAJO JOE, ENTER THE NINJA, REVENGE OF THE NINJA, BARQUERO

A few more notable titles.

FINAL GIRLS- Sony

CHRISTINE- Sony

This is identical to the Twilight Time limited edition release from 2013. The only difference is the isolated musical score isn’t carried over. I was unable to pick up the Twilight Time release, which has since gone OOP so this is a welcomed release. Had this been the only blu-ray it would have been in contention for my top 20.

BARBED WIRE DOLLS- Full Moon (DVD)

THE LAST HORROR FILM- Troma

WE ARE STILL HERE- Dark Sky

And lastly, there’s no releases I picked up that I felt were deserving of the bottom list, but these 6 would be in consideration.

EXTERMINATORS OF THE YEAR 3000- Scream Factory

Originally this was supposed to be a double feature with Cruel Jaws, but due to Bruno Mattei stealing footage from Jaws it couldn’t be released without paying high fees unless you wanted legal trouble so Cruel Jaws was dropped. As for this film the audio and video are at best average as its one of Scream Factory’s weaker releases. This was released by Code Red on DVD and this edition carries over the subpar features and adds nothing new. The film is fun and complete knockoff of the Road Warrior only replace gasoline with water. An enjoyable bad film, but a weak release.

LOST AFTER DARK- Anchor Bay

Fun throwback to 80s slasher films and while the audio and video are strong there zero features. Lazy release.

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE III- Anchor Bay

Remember when Anchor Bay used to be among the best labels? While their days of cult cinema are more or less over and now focus on newer stuff, some of which are good, but the releases have been shoddy. This film features very good audio and video and the film itself is simply ok, but no features at all.

TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN- Image Entertainment

Strong audio and video, but no extras except for a trailer.

DELTA FORCE II- Kino Lorber

While the HD video has its moments where clarity is terrific and colors pop, but the good portion of the film has more of a DVD quality going for it and a constant amount of dirt and scratches. Kino-Lorber is one of my favorite labels and while they typically have zero features and this release is no different, but at least it’s made up for with strong quality, but not this release.

WOMEN’S PRISON MASSACRE- Scream Factory

I debated on this and I really didn’t wanna place it here since it’s awesome having a title like this in HD. If this was a rare title I’d rate it higher, but there’s been a couple of DVD releases and even if quality is better here it’s still subpar. The HD quality is simply ok, but not a lot of effort was put into this and the audio is fair. There’s zero extras not even a trailer. However regardless if you have the DVD or not I’d still recommend this, but it’s still a bit subpar.

2015 Home Video Releases

Posted in 2015 Home Video Releases: The Best with tags , on January 12, 2016 by Last Road Reviews

Better late than never. Since I don’t use WordPress very much all the changes are a bit confusing.

20. SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY/VAMPYROS LESBOS- Severin Films

This isn’t a double feature, but decided to lump them together.

19. SUGAR HILL- Kino Lorber

This is one of the Scorpion Releasing via Kino Lorber. Not sure who handled the HD video, but it’s simply ok. Audio is strong though. There’s actually a nice batch of extras on this release and it’s always nice to have a blaxploitation film in HD. This is the surprise release of the year for me.

18. 1990: BRONX WARRIORS/ESCAPE FROM THE BRONX/NEW BARBARIANS- Blue-Underground (blu-ray/DVD Combo)

This is NOT a triple feature release, but decided to put them together since all 3 are put out by the same company. There’s a 3-part interview with one on each disc. If I place one on the list I have to place the other 2 and it sort of takes away from other releases so seeing as the discs are so much a like it made sense to bundle them together. All 3 of these films are highly enjoyable in particular Escape from the Bronx, which oddly enough I didn’t like upon my first viewing.

17. SHOCKER- Scream Factory

16. THE JAIL: THE WOMEN’S HELL- Intervision Film Corp (DVD)

One of the final films of Bruno Mattei with a decent batch of extras.

15. NIGHTMARE CASTLE- Severin Films 

Also included are TERROR-CREATURES FROM THE GRAVE & CASTLE OF BLOOD. All 3 have some print damage with the two bonus films having the most, but all look pretty good and there’s no shortage of features from on camera to audio.

14. SPIDER BABY- Arrow Films

Identical to the Arrow UK release, which is fine since I don’t own that edition. 2015 was very much the year of Arrow.

13. ARMY OF DARKNESS- Scream Factory

There’s 4-cuts of the film. Theatrical, directors cut, international and the TV version. There’s also some really terrific features. Audio and video are strong, but there was room for improvements. However it’s still a top notch release.

12. KILLER WORKOUT- Slasher Video/Olive Films

As for the transfer and audio the same as above as this is also sourced from a Betamax. However this transfer looks a lot better than Deadly Prey, but it’s not typical blu-ray quality. Extras aren’t quite good, but that isn’t as issue as the only release was a VHS and bootleg DVD from the VHS print. No 35MM exists anymore and I’m just happy this silly and absurd cult film has a legit video release. It’s odd watching a blu-ray and seeing Betamax flaws in the picture, but oddly enough like Deadly Prey the HD Betamax adds a layer of charm to the film.

11. DEADLY PREY- Slasher Video/Olive Films

The 35MM prints of the film were destroyed so Slasher Video remastered this from a Betamax tape. Yes you read that right. It’s quite clear you’re watching a VHS source and this lacks the true HD quality, which is to be expected. However it does look better than any tape, but due to the limitations detail and color aren’t quite blu-ray quality nor even DVD. However with that said it’s better than having nothing and I for one am grateful Slasher Video through Olive Films put this out as its a fun film that is one of the best so bad it’s good films. There’s some decent extras to go along with the release. Your average person will hate the audio and video as the audio in particular is very much tape material, but fans of cult cinema will easily be able to look past the sourcing material as with no 35MM print this was the only option.

10. DAY OF ANGER- Arrow Films (blu-ray/DVD Combo)

9. CEMETERY WITHOUT CROSSES- Arrow Films (blu-ray/DVD Combo)

This is a French and Italian co-production so it fits with the spaghetti western though the film is far more French. This film is nearly forgotten, which is unfortunate since it’s a terrific film. Never released in the UK or US on home video. There is some print damage, but overall it features a strong HD transfer. Features are subpar, but it’s got strong enough audio and video and more importantly it’s great to have this forgotten cult classic out on home video.

8. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?- Arrow Films (blu-ray/DVD Combo)

7. DRESSED TO KILL- Criterion

When Criterion released this over the Summer there were a few glitches from coloring to a stretch in the picture. It was pulled than fixed and re-released. The newer edition will have 2nd printing listed on the back. The correct version is simply terrific in both audio and video and features a solid batch of extras. This easily could have been rated higher.

6. MOSQUITO- Synapse Films

5. CONTAMINATIONArrow Films (blu-ray/DVD Combo)

4. FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM- Scream Factory

While I can’t confess to exactly loving the film, but the blu-ray release more than makes up for any issues I had. The audio and video are fair enough and if you have other Scream Factory releases you should more or less know what to expect. What makes this release one of the best of 2015 are the terrific batch of extras, which contains a documentary on the entire process of the production of the film with a running time that’s nearly 2-hours!!! It’s actually roughly 40 or so minutes longer than the actual film!

3. THE BEYOND- Grindhouse Releasing

This carries over all the features from the DVD, though some are hidden so you have to find them (aren’t Easter eggs fun) plus a bunch of new extras. Audio and video are terrific and this release also comes with a glow in the dark slipcover as well as a CD with the original soundtrack.

2. BLOOD RAGE- Arrow Films (blu-ray/DVD Combo)

Constantly delayed, but the end result was more than worth it as Arrow delivers yet another epic release with terrific audio and video plus strong extras. NOTE even though this is a dual release (UK, US) the DVD is region 2 locked, which was some sort of glitch. However the blu-ray’s are perfectly fine.

1. CANNIBAL FEROX- Grindhouse Releasing

The HD transfer is simply outstanding and by far blows away the Grindhouse DVD from several years back. All the features are carried over to go along with a number of new features. This also comes with the original soundtrack, but the big selling point outside of the improved audio and video is the 80 plus minute documentary that chronicles the Italian Cannibal Film.

Film Collection Vol. 2

Posted in Film Collection Updated with tags on January 6, 2016 by Last Road Reviews

Film Collection

Blu-ray

486

24 Season 7
24: Live Another Day
28 Days Later/28 Weeks Later
48 Hours
1990: Bronx Warriors

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies
Airheads
Alfred Hitchcock: The Essentials Collection (Rear Window, North by Northwest, Vertigo, Psycho, the Birds)
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
Amazing Spider-Man
American Pie
American Pie 2
American Psycho
American Reunion
American Wedding
American History X/A History of Violence
An American Werewolf in London
Appaloosa
Armed and Dangerous
Army of Darkness
Army of Darkness (Scream Factory)
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Assault on Precinct 13 (2006)
Avenging Force
Awful Dr. Orlof

Back to the Future Trilogy
Barquero
Batman (1966)
Batman (1989)
Batman Begins
Batman Forever
Batman Returns
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2
Bay of Blood
Behind the Mask
Beverly Hills Cop
Beyond, the
Beyond the Darkness
Big Gundown, the
Big Trouble in Little China
Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Black Christmas (1974)
Black Sabbath
Blacula/Scream Blacula Scream
Blood and Lace
Blood Rage
Blood Trilogy (Blood Feast, Two Thousand Maniacs, Color Me Blood Red)
Bloody Birthday
Blow Out
Body Bags
Breakfast Club
Bruno
Bullet to the Head
Burial Ground
Burning, the
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Cabin Fever
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh
Cannibal Ferox
Captain America (1990)
Carrie (1976)
Carrie (2013)
Carrie/the Rage: Carrie 2
Cemetery Without Crosses
Changeling (Eastwood)
Children of the Corn (1984)
Christine
Christmas Evil
City of the Living Dead
Cliffhanger
Clockwork Orange
Cloverfield
Code of Silence
Coffy
Comeback, the
Commando
Companeros
Conjuring, the
Contamination
Crazies (1973)
Crazies (2010)
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Crow, the
Curse of Chucky
Curtains

Dark Angel (I Come in Peace)
Dark Knight, the
Dark Knight Rises, the
Dark Night of the Scarecrow
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Day of Anger
Day of the Animals
Day of the Dead (1985)
Deadly Eyes
Deadly Prey
Death Hunt
Death Wish
Death Wish 2
Death Wish 3
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
Deep Red
Delta Force
Delta Force 2
Demolition Man
Demons (Lamberto Bava)
Demons (Jess Franco)
Deranged
Devil Bat
Devil Dog: Hound of Hell
Devil’s Rejects
Dictator, the
Die Hard
Die Hard 2
Die Hard with a Vengeance
Dirty Dancing
Dirty Harry Four Film Favorites (Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, Enforcer, Sudden Impact)
Django
Django Kill, Shoot If You Live
Django Unchained
Don’t Go in the Woods (1981)
Dorm That Dripped Blood
Dressed to Kill
Duck You Sucker (A Fistful of Dynamite)
Dumb and Dumber
Dumb and Dumber To
Dutch

Easy Money/Men at Work
Eddie and the Cruisers/Eddie and the Cruisers II
Editor, the
El Mariachi/ Desperado
Enter the Ninja
Escape from New York
Escape from the Bronx
Evil Dead (1982)
Evil Dead (2013)
Evil Dead 2
Exorcist, the
Exorcist Complete Anthology
Expendables, the
Exterminator, the
Exterminators of the Year 3000

Face to Face
Faculty, the
Fascination
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Final Destination 4 Film Favorites
Final Destination 3D
Final Destination 5
Final Exam
Final Girls, the
Final Terror, the
First Blood
First Power, the
Fist of Legend
Flesh and Blood Show
Flesheater
Fly, the (1958)
Fly, the (1986)
Food of the Gods/Frogs
Fog, the (1980)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Fortress (1992)
Foxy Brown
Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday the 13th (2009)
Friday the 13th Part 2
Friday the 13th Part 3
Friday the 13th Part 3/Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
Friday the 13th Part 5/6
Friday the 13th Part 7/8
Frightmare
Freddy Vs. Jason
From a Whisper to a Scream
From Dusk Till Dawn
Frozen (Adam Green film)

Getaway, the (1972)
Ghostbusters Double Feature
Ghosthouse/Witchery
Ginger Snaps
Good Day to Die Hard
Good Will Hunting
Goonies/Gremlins/Gremlins 2
Grace
Graduation Day
Gran Torino
Grapes of Death
Grease
Great Escape, the
Green Inferno
Grindhouse
Groundhog Day

Halloween: The Complete Collection
Halloween (1978)
Halloween 35th Anniversary Edition
Halloween (2007)
Halloween II (1981)
Halloween II (2009)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
Halloween 5
Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later
Hanging for Django
Hard to Kill
Hatchet
Hatchet II
Hatchet III
Hell of the Living Dead/Rats
Hellrasier: Deader
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
High Noon
High Plains Drifter
High Tension
Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Hills Have Eyes Part II (1985)
Home Alone
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Home Before Midnight
Hostel/ Hostel: Part II
House by the Cemetery
House of 1000 Corpses
House of Whipcord
House on Straw Hill
Howling, the
Howling II, the
Human Centipede
Human Centipede 2
Humanoids from the Deep

I Know What You Did Last Summer
I Spit on Your Grave (1978)
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
I Spit on Your Grave 2
I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
It Terror from Beyond Space
Incredible Melting Man
Inferno
Inglorious Bastards (1978)
Inglorious Basterds (2009)
Interview, the
Intruder
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Iron Rose

Jackie Brown
Jaws
Jeepers Creepers

Kill Bill Vol. 1
Kill Bill Vol. 2
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Killer Workout
Kindergarten Cop

La Bamba
Lake Placid
Land of the Dead
Last American Virgin
Last Horror Film
Last House on the Left (1972)
Last House on the Left (2009)
Leprechaun: The Complete Collection
Lethal Weapon Collection
Lifeforce
Lips of Blood
Live Free or Die Hard
Living Dead at Manchester Morgue
Living Dead Girl
Lone Wolf McQuade
Lords of Salem
Lost After Dark
Lost Boys, the

Mad Max
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
Madman
Magnificent Seven Collection (Magnificent Seven, Return of the Magnificent Seven, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, the Magnificent Seven Ride)
Man of Steel
Man with No Name Trilogy (Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)
Maniac (1980)
Maniac (2012)
Maniac Cop
Maniac Cop 2
Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence
Marked for Death
Massage Parlor Murders
Metamorphosis/Beyond Darkness
Midnight Movie
Mirrors
Missing in Action
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning
Mosquito
Motel Hell
Mother’s Day (1980)
Mother’s Day (2012)
Mr. Majestyk
Ms. 45
Mummy Trilogy
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
My Bloody Valentine (2009)
My Cousin Vinny
My Name Is Bruce

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
National Lampoon’s European Vacation
National Lampoon’s Vacation
Nest, the
New Barbarians, the
New Year’s Evil
New York Ripper
Night of the Comet
Night of the Creeps
Night of the Demons (1988)
Night of the Demons 2
Night of the Hunted
Night Train Murders
Nightmare Caste (Terror-Creatures from Beyond the Grave, Blood Castle)
Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Nightmare on Elm Street Collection
Nightmares Come at Night
Ninja III: The Domination

Omega Man, the
Omen, the
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Once Upon a Time in the West
Orphan
Out for Justice
Outlaw Josey Wales
Outsiders, the

Pale Rider
Paranormal Activity
Paranormal Activity 2
Paranormal Activity 3
Paranormal Activity 4
People Under the Stairs
Phantasm II
Piranha (2010)
Piranha 3DD
Plan 9 from Outer Space
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Police Academy Collection
Predator, the
Prince of Darkness
Prison
Prom Night (1980)
Prowler, the
Psycho (1960)
Psycho II
Psycho III
Pulp Fiction
Pumpkinhead
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings
Punisher (2004)
Punisher: War Zone

Quarantine

Rambo
Rambo II/Rambo III
Raging Bull
Re-Animator
Rebel Without a Cause
Red Dawn (1984)
Reservoir Dogs
Resident Evil: Damnation
Return of the Living Dead
Return to Nuke Em High Vol. 1
Revenge of the Ninja
Road House
Rocky Undisputed Collection
Robocop Trilogy
Rosemary’s Baby

Sabata
Satan’s Blade
St. Elmo’s Fire
Saturday Night Fever
Saw: The Complete Collection
Saw V
Saw VI
Scarecrows
Schoolgirl Hitchhikers
Scream
Scream 2
Scream 3
Scream 4
See No Evil 2
Sentinel, the
Shaft (1971)
Shaun of the Dead
She Killed in Ecstasy
Shining, the
Shocker
Short Circuit
Short Circuit 2
Silence of the Lambs
Silent Night
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Sixteen Candles
Skyfall
Sleepaway Camp
Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers
Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland
Slumber Party Massacre
Sorority Row
Spaghetti Western Double Feature- Grand Duel/Keoma
Spider Baby
Spider-Man
Spider-Man 2
Stagefright
Starman
Stepfather (1987)
Strangers on a Train
Strip Nude for Your Killer
Sugar Hill
Supercop
Superman
Survival of the Dead
Squirm

Taken
Tango & Cash
Taxi Driver
Teaching Mrs. Tingle
Terminator, the
Terminator 2
Terminator: Genisys
Terror Train
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 40th Anniv.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Texas Chainsaw 3D
They Live
Thing, the (1982)
Ticks
Titanic
To All a Goodnight
Tombstone
Toolbox Murders (1978)
Torso
Tourist Trap
Total Recall (1990)
Town That Dreaded Sundown
Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
Toxic Avenger
Trading Places
Trick ‘r Treat
Troll 2
Two Orphan Vampires

UHF
Uncle Buck
Uncle Sam
Unforgiven
Universal Monster Essentials (Dracula, Spanish Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, the Invisible Man, the Mummy)
Unseen, the

Vampyros Lesbos
Vigilante
Vincent Price Collection (House of Usher, Haunted Palace, Masque of Red Death, Pit and the Pendulum, Witchfinder General, Abominable Dr. Phibes)
Vincent Price Collection II (The Raven, Tomb of Ligeia, Comedy of Terrors, Last Man on Earth, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, House on Haunted Hill, Return of the Fly)
Virgin Among the Living Dead

Walking Dead Season 1
Walking Dead Season 2
Walking Dead Season 3
Walking Dead Season 4
Walking Dead Season 5
Ward, the
Warriors, the
We Are Still Here
Weird Science
Weekend at Bernie’s
What Have You Done to Solange
When a Stranger Calls/Happy Birthday to Me
Whip and the Body
Wild Bunch, the
Witchboard
Witchboard 2: Devil’s Doorway
Wizard of Gore/ The Gore-Gore Girls
Wolf Creek 2
Women in Cages Collection (Women in Cages, The Big Doll House, The Big Bird Cage)
Women’s Prison Massacre
Wrong Turn 1-5
Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort

X-Ray/Schizoid

Young Guns
You’re Next

Zombie
Zombie Lake
Zombieland

DVDs

238

24 Season 5
24 Season 8
24: Redemption
2001 Maniacs

Abominable
Action Packed Movie Marathon (Exterminator 2, Cyclone, Alienator, Eye of the Tiger)
Alice Sweet Alice
Amityville Horror (1979)
Antropophagus: The Grim Reaper
Audition

Bad Girls Behind Bars Collection (Bare Behind Bars, Amazon Jungle, 99 Women, Women Behind Bars, Sadomania)
Barbed Wire Dolls
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Bela Lugosi Collection (The Raven, the Black Cat, Murders in the Rue Morgue, the Invisible Ray, Black Friday)
Bereavement
Beyond, the
Billy Bagg Double Feature (Violation of Claudia, Hot Honey)
Black Cat (1981)
Black X-Mas
Blade in the Dark
Bloody Moon
Boart
Boo
Born in East L.A.
Bride of Frankenstein
Bride of the Monster
Brutal Massacre: A Comedy

Caged Women
Candyman
Cannibal Ferox
Cannibal Holocaust
Career Opportunities
Case of the Scorpion’s Tail
Cat in the Brain
Changeling (1980)
Charmed Season 1
Charmed Season 2
Charmed Season 3
Charmed Season 4
Charmed Season 5
Charmed Season 6
Charmed Season 7
Charmed Season 8
Child’s Play
Chromeskull: Laid to Rest 2
Chucky Killer Collection (Child’s Play 2, Child’s Play 3, Bride of Chucky, Seed of Chucky)
Confessional: House of Mortal Sin
Count Dracula
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Dance of the Dead
Dark Star
Dawn of the Dead Ultimate Edition
Day of the Dead (2007)
Dead Alive
Dead and Deader
Dead Pool
Dead Zone (1983)
Dead Zone Season 1
Dead Zone Season 2
Dead Zone Season 3
Dead Zone Season 4
Dead Zone Season 5
Dead Zone Season 6
Deadly Friend
Death Sentence
Death Wish
Death Wish: The Face of Death
Dentist, the
Descent
Diary of the Dead
Disappearance
Django Double Feature (A Man Called Django, Django and Sartana’s Showdown in the West)
Django Double Feature (Django Kills Silently/Django’s Cut Price Corpses
Don’t Look Down
Don’t Torture a Duckling

Escape from L.A.
Exorcism of Emily Rose
Eyes of a Stranger

Feast II: Sloppy Seconds
Final Exam
Fortress (1985)
Frankenstein (1931)
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf-Man/House of Frankenstein
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood
Friday the 13th Part VII: Jason Takes Manhattan
Friday the 13th: The Series Season 1
Friday the 13th: The Series Season 3
Fudoh: The New Generation

Ghost
Ghosts of Mars
Great Silence
Greatest American Hero: The Complete Series

Hang ‘Em High
He Knows You’re Alone
Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II
Hill Street Blues: The Complete Series
Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Horror Pack Collection
Waxwork, C.H.U.D. II, 976-Evil II, Chopping Mall, Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College, Slaughter High, the Unholy, Class of 1999
House on Sorority Row

I Am Sartana, Trade Your Guns for a Coffin (Sartana the Gravedigger, Shango, Black Jack)
I Drink Your Blood
I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer
Ichi the Killer
Initiation, the
Inside
Invasion
Invasion U.S.A.
Island of the Living Dead

Jail: The Women’s Hell
Jason Goes to Hell
Jason X
Ju-on: The Grudge
Jungle Holocaust

Kidnapped

L.A. Law Season 1
L.A. Law Season 2
L.A. Law Season 3
L.A. Law Season 4
L.A. Law Season 5
L.A. Law Season 6
L.A. Law: The Movie
La Bamba
Laid to Rest
Law & Order: SVU Season 7
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

Madman
Malevolence
Mallrats
Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
Mannequin/Mannequin: On the Move
Martin
Martyrs
Massacre in Dinosaur Valley
Masters of Horror: Cigarette Burns
Masters of Horror: Pro-Life
Masters of Horror: We All Scream for Ice Cream
Midnight Movies Vol. 2: Western Triple Feature (Companeros, Four of the Apocalypse, Run, Man Run)
Midnight Movies Vol. 3: Action Triple Feature (Street Law, the Big Racket, Heroin Busters)
Mondo Cannibal
Monk Season 1
Monk Season 2
Monk Season 3
Monk Season 4
Monk Season 5
Monk Season 6
Monk Season 7
Monk Season 8
Monster
Mountain of the Cannibal God
Movies 4 You: Spaghetti Westerns (Pistol for Ringo, Return of Ringo, Ringo: Face of Revenge, Shoot Gringo Shoot)
Murder Rock
Murphy’s Law

Night of the Ghouls
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Night of the Living Dead (1990)
Nightmare
Nightmare City
No Country for Old Men

One Missed Call (Japanese Version)
Opera
Outsiders

Panic Beats
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
Phantasm II
Phenomena
Pieces
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Pretty in Pink
Psych Season 1
Psych Season 2
Psych Season 3
Psych Season 4
Psych Season 5
Psych Season 6
Psych Season 7
Psych: The Musical
Punisher (1989)

Rambo
Rapid Fire
Rec
Rock N’ Roll High School
Rocky
Roger Corman’s Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel

Satan’s Blood
Satan’s Little Helper
Savage Streets
Scream Theater Double Feature Vol. 2 (Last Slumber Party, Terror at Tenkiller)
Seed of Chucky
Scream Factory TV Terrors (Initiation of Sarah, Are You Alone in the House)
Sheba, Baby
The Shield Complete Series
Shootist
Silent Night, Bloody Night
Silent Night, Deadly Night Double Feature
Simpsons Movie
Sisters
Sleepaway Camp
Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers
Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland
Slumber Party Massacre Collection
Slugs: The Movie
Some Kind of Wonderful
Someone’s Watching Me
Son of Frankenstein/Ghost of Frankenstein
Sorority House Massacre Double Feature
Spaghetti Western Double Feature (Strangers Gundown/Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die)
Spaghetti Western Pack 2 (Some Dollars for Django, Massacre Time, Holy Water Joe, Buffalo Bill Hero of the West, Little Rita, Light the Fuse Sartana Is Coming, Santana Killed Them All, Dig Your Grave Sabata Is Coming)
Splatter University
Storm Warning
Student Bodies
Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh
Sukiyaki Western Django
Supergirl
Superman
Superman II (Donner Cut)
Superman II
Superman III
Superman IV
Suspiria

Tai Chi Master
Tale of Two Sisters
Tenebre
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Trauma
Trojan War
True Grit (1968)
Two Evil Eyes

Urban Legend

Vampires
Village of the Damned (Carpenter)
Violence in a Woman’s Prison

Wait Until Dark
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
Wolf Creek

Young Guns II

Zombi 3
Zombie Holocaust
Zombies: The Beginning

DVD-R

To All a Goodnight
Killer Workout
The Boogens
Strange Behavior
Scream of Fear
Fright
Targets
The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Amer
Swamp Thing
Billy the Kid Vs. Dracula
Psychomania
Foxy Brown
Before I Hang
The Black Room
The Walking Dead
Mark of the Vampire
Hard Times
Death Hunt
I Walked with a Zombie
I Saw What You Did
The Old Dark House
The Tingler
House on Haunted Hill
Mr. Sardonicus
Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery
Mystery Woman: Game Time
Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals

2015 Film Log

Posted in 2015 Film Log on December 31, 2015 by Last Road Reviews

2015 Film Log

Dutch- Peter Faiman- ***
Career Opportunities- Bryan Gordon- *** ½
Trojan War- George Huang- ***
Curly Sue- John Hughes- *** ½
Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence- William Lustig- *** ½
UHF- Jay Levey- *** ½
Graduation Day- Herb Freed- ***
Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings- Jeff Burr- ***
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh- Bill Condon- *** ½
Candyman- Bernard Rose- ****
The Grand Duel- Giancarlo Santi- ** ½
Keoma- Enzo G. Castellari- ****
Pumpkinhead- Stan Winston- *** ½
Squirm- Jeff Lieberman- ***
Django- Sergio Corbucci- **** ½
Mannequin: On the Move- Stewart Raffill- ***
Disappearance- Walter Klenhard- ***
Assault on Precinct 13- John Carpenter- ****
Companeros- Sergio Corbucci- *** ½
The Getaway- Sam Peckinpah- **** ½
Village of the Damned- John Carpenter- ** ½
Friday the 13th Part 2- Steve Miner- ****
Duck, You Sucker- Sergio Leone- ****
Ninja III: The Domination- Sam Firstenberg- *** ½
Vigilante- William Lustig- ****
Death Wish II- Michael Winner- ****
Hell of the Living Dead- Bruno Mattei- *** ½
Night of the Living Dead- Tom Savini- *** ½
Friday the 13th Part 3- Steve Miner- ****
Burial Ground- Andrea Bianchi- *** ½
Deadly Eyes- Robert Clouse- ***
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood- John Carl Buechler- ***
The Crow- Alex Proyas- *****
Good Will Hunting- Gus Van Sant- *****
He Knows You’re Alone- Armand Mastroianni- *** ½
Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives- Tom McLoughlin- ****
Prom Night- Paul Lynch- *** ½
Army of Darkness- Sam Raimi- ****
Final Exam- Jimmy Huston- *** ½
Vampires- John Carpenter- *** ½
Death Sentence- James Wan- ****
Day of the Dead- Steve Miner- ** ½
Final Destination- James Wong- ****
Final Destination 2- David R. Ellis- *** ½
Final Destination 3- James Wong- *** ½
Final Destination 4- David R. Ellis- *** ½
Final Destination 5- Steven Quale- *** ½
Saw- James Wan- ****
Saw II- Darren Lynn Bousman- ****
Saw III- Darren Lynn Bousman- ****
Saw IV- Darren Lynn Bousman- *** ½
Saw V- David Hackl- *** ½
Saw VI- Kevin Greutert- ****
Saw: The Final Chapter- Kevin Greutert- *** ½
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: Dream Master- Renny Harlin- *** ½
Return of the Living Dead- Dan O’Bannon- ****
Ghosts of Mars- John Carpenter- *** ½
Dawn of the Dead- Zack Snyder- **** ½
Night of the Living Dead- George A. Romero- **** ½
Splatter University- Richard W. Haines- ***
My Name Is Bruce- Bruce Campbell- *** ½
Living Dead Girl- Jean Rollin- *** ½
Night of the Comet- Thom Eberhardt- ****
Intruder- Scott Spiegel- *** ½
Wrong Turn- Rob Schmidt- ****
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan- Rob Hedden- *** ½
Urban Legends: Final Cut- John Ottman- ** ½
Island of the Living Dead- Bruno Mattei- ** ½
Zombies: The Beginning- Bruno Mattei- **
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End- Joe Lynch- *** ½
Dumb and Dumber To- Bobby & Peter Farrelly- ****
Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead- Declan O’Brien- ***
Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines- Declan O’Brien- ***
Urban Legend- Jamie Blanks- *** ½
Cat in the Brain (Nightmare Concert)- Lucio Fulci- *** ½
New Year’s Evil- Emmett Alston- ***
Psycho- Alfred Hitchcock- *****
Dance of the Dead- Gregg Bishop- *** ½
Cloverfield- Matt Reeves- ****
Zombie 3- Lucio Fulci, Bruno Mattei- ***
Invasion of the Body Snatchers- Philip Kaufman- *****
The Exorcist- William Friedkin- **** ½
Young Guns- Christopher Cain- ****
The Interview- Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg- ****
Terminator 2: Judgement Day- James Cameron- ****
Blacula- William Crain- ***
Exterminators of the Year 3000- Guiliano Carnimeo- ***
Scream, Blacula Scream- Bob Kelljan- *** ½
Supergirl- Jeannot Szwarc- *** ½
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter- Joseph Zito- ****
Superman III- Richard Lester- ***
Sheba, Baby- William Girdler- *** ½
Don’t Go in the Woods- James Bryan- ***
Magnificent Seven Ride- George McCowan- *** ½
Guns of the Magnificent Seven- Paul Wendkos- *** ½
The Magnificent Seven- John Sturges- ****
Return of the Magnificent Seven- Burt Kennedy- *** ½
Pieces- Juan Piquer Simon- *** ½
The New York Ripper- Lucio Fulci- ****
The Stepfather- Joseph Ruben- *** ½
Tombstone- George P. Cosmatos- ****
The Big Gundown- Sergio Sollima- ****
Four of the Apocalypse- Lucio Fulci- ** ½
Sabata- Gianfranco Parolini- ****
Run, Man, Run- Sergio Sollima- *** ½
House by the Cemetery- Lucio Fulci- ****
High Plains Drifter- Clint Eastwood- ****
The Beyond- Lucio Fulci- *** ½
Halloween 5- Dominique Othenin-Girard- ****
Halloween II- Rick Rosenthal- ****
Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach- Alan Myerson- *** ½
The Initiation- Larry Stewart- ***
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers- Dwight H. Little- *** ½
Pale Rider- Clint Eastwood- ****
Maniac Cop 2- William Lustig- *** ½
Zombie- Lucio Fulci- ****
Living Dead at Manchester Morgue-Jorge Grau- ****
City of the Living Dead- Lucio Fulci- ****
Panic Beats- Jacinto Molina- ** ½
Foxy Brown- Jack Hill- *** ½
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation- Kim Henkel- ** ½
Death Wish- Michael Winner- ****
Death Wish 3- Michael Winner- ****
Day of Anger- Tonino Valerii- ****
Carrie- David Carson- ***
The Rage: Carrie 2- Katt Shea- *** ½
Carrie- Brian De Palma- **** ½
Carrie- Kimberly Peirce- ***
Escape from New York- John Carpenter- ****
Escape from L.A.- John Carpenter- ** ½
Fortress- Arch Nicholson- ***
From a Whisper to a Scream- Jeff Burr- ** ½
Tales from the Darkside- John Harrison- ***
Barquero- Gordon Douglas- ***
Two Evil Eyes- George A. Romero, Dario Argento- *** ½
Mad Max- George Miller- ***
Maximum Overdrive- Stephen King- ** ½
A Man Called Django- Edoardo Mulargia- ***
Django and Sartana’s Showdown in the West- Demofilo Fidani- ** ½
Night Terror (Night Drive)- E.W. Swackhamer- ***
Cat’s Eye- Lewis Teague- ***
She Killed in Ecstasy- Jesùs Franco- ***
Vampyros Lesbos- Jesùs Franco- ***
Madman- Joe Giannone- *** ½
Revenge of the Ninja- Sam Firstenberg- ** ½
Cannibal Ferox- Umberto Lenzi- *** ½
Satan’s Blade- L. Scott Castillo- ***
Eaten Alive: The Rise and Fall of the Italian Cannibal Film- Calum Waddell- ****
Jurassic World- Colin Trevorrow- ** ½
Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland- Michael A. Simpson- ****
It! The Terror from Beyond Space- Edward L. Cahn- ***
Django Kills Silently- Massimo Pupillo- **
The Food of the Gods- Bert I. Gordon- *** ½
Frogs- George McCowan- **
1990: The Bronx Warriors- Enzo G. Castellari- *** ½
Ghosthouse- Umberto Lenzi- ** ½
Witchery- Fabrizio Laurenti- ** ½
Django’s Cut Price Corpses- Luigi Batzella- **
Escape from the Bronx- Enzo G. Castellari- *** ½
The New Barbarians (Warriors of the Wasteland)- Enzo G. Castellari- *** ½
Hanging for Django- Sergio Garrone- ***
Django the Bastard (Stranger’s Gundown)- Sergio Garrone- ****
Massacre Time- Lucio Fulci- **
Deranged- Jeff Gillen & Alan Ormsby- ***
Street Law- Enzo G. Castellari- *** ½
Howling II- Philippe Mora- ***
Heroin Busters- Enzo G. Castellari- **
Scarecrows- William Wesley- ** ½
Enter the Ninja- Menahem Golan- *** ½
Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers- Michael A. Simpson- ****
Return of Sabata- Gianfranco Parolini- ** ½
It Came from Outer Space- Jack Arnold- ** ½
Earth Vs the Flying Saucers- Fred F. Sears- ** ½
Spider Baby- Jack Hill- *** ½
Cemetery Without Crosses- Robert Hossein- ****
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid- George Roy Hill- ****
The Wild Bunch- Sam Peckinpah- *** ½
Rocky IV- Sylvester Stallone- ****
Rocky V- John G. Avildsen- *** ½
Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die- Tonino Cervi- *** ½
Santana Killed Them All- Rafael Romero Marchent- **
Young Guns II- Geoff Murphy- ****
Navajo Joe- Sergio Corbucci- *** ½
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid- Sam Peckinpah- ***
Face to Face- Sergio Sollima- ***
Sisters- Brian De Palma- *** ½
Beyond Darkness- Claudio Fragasso- ** ½
Men at Work- Emilio Estevez- *** ½
Coffy- Jack Hill- *** ½
Last American Virgin- Boaz Davidson- *** ½
Law Vs. Billy the Kid- William Castle- ** ½
Metamorphosis- George Eastman- ** ½
Easy Money- James Signorelli- ***
New Nightmare- Wes Craven- ****
Django Kill, If You Live Shoot- Giulio Questi- ** ½
Dismembering Christmas- Austin Bosley- **
Mo’ Money- Peter MacDonald- *** ½
Candyman: Day of the Dead- Turi Meyer- ** ½
Lost After Dark- Ian Kessner- ****
Adios Sabata- Gianfranco Parolini- ** ½
Shocker- Wes Craven- ***
Dressed to Kill- Brian De Palma- ****
Body Double- Brian De Palma- ***
Blow Out- Brian De Palma- ****
The Sentinel- Michael Winner- ***
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer- John McNaughton- ***
The Fly- David Cronenberg- ****
Halloween- Rob Zombie- ****
976-Evil- Robert Englund- **
Amityville Horror- Stuart Rosenberg- ***
Amityville Horror- Andrew Douglas- ***
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers: Producers Cut- Joe Chappelle- *** ½
Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud- Michael Hurst- ** ½
Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning- Danny Steinmann- *** ½
Back to the Future Part II- Robert Zemeckis- ****
Back to the Future Part III- Robert Zemeckis- ****
The Final Girls- Todd Strauss-Schulson- ****
I Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance Is Mine- R.D. Braunstein- ** ½
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning- Lance Hool- ***
Dracula A.D.- Alan Gibson- **
Sugar Hill- Paul Maslansky- *** ½
Children of the Corn- Fritz Kiersch- ***
Dream a Little Dream- Marc Rocco- ** ½
Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later- Steve Miner- ****
Terminator: Genisys- Alan Taylor- *** ½
Slaughter High- Mark Ezra, George Dugdale, Peter Litten- ***
Dracula: Prince of Darkness- Terence Fisher- ** ½
Light the Fuse, Sartana Is Coming- Guiliano Carnimeo- ***
Some Dollars for Django- Leon Klimovsky, Enzo G. Castellari- **
Frankenstein Created Woman- Terence Fisher- ** ½
Deadly Prey- David A. Prior- *** ½
Killer Workout- David A. Prior- *** ½
Castle of Blood- Antonio Margheriti- ***
Terror-Creatures from the Grave- Massimo Pupillo- ***
The Great Silence- Sergio Corbucci- **** ½
Blood and Lace- Philip S. Gilbert- ** ½
Shoot, Gringo Shoot- Bruno Corbucci- **
Ringo: Face of Revenge- Mario Caiano- ** ½
Munster, Go Home- Earl Bellamy- *** ½
Hills Run Red- Carlo Lizzani- ***
Creed- Ryan Coogler- ****
Have a Good Funeral, My Friend Sartana Will Pay- Guiliano Carnimeo- ***
I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death- Guiliano Carnimeo- ***
Django 2: Django Strikes Again- Nello Rossati- **
Black Jack- Gianfranco Baldanello- *** ½
Shango- Edoardo Mulargia- **
Black Christmas- Bob Clark- **** ½
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior- George Miller- ****
Town That Dreaded Sundown- Alfonso Gomez-Rejon- *** ½
Christmas Evil- Lewis Jackson- *** ½
Nightmare Castle- Mario Caiano- ***
The Howling- Joe Dante- *** ½
When a Stranger Calls Back- Fred Walton- *** ½
Christine- John Carpenter- ****
Women’s Prison Massacre- Bruno Mattei- ***
The Fog- John Carpenter- ****
The Big Racket- Enzo G. Castellari- ***
Blood Rage- John Grissmer- *** ½
The Jail: The Women’s Hell- Bruno Mattei- ** ½
Barbed Wire Dolls- Jesùs Franco- ***
Eddie and the Cruisers- Martin Davidson- ***
Delta Force 2- Aaron Norris- *** ½
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives- Jean-Claude Lord- *** ½
Killer Legends- Joshua Zeman- ****
What Have You Done to Solange- Massimo Dallamano- ****
Contamination- Luigi Cozzi- *** ½

Novels

Night of the Living Dead- John Russo- ***
Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop- Lee Goldberg- ****
Mr. Monk in Outer Space- Lee Goldberg- ****
Billy the Kid: Beyond the Grave- W.C. Jameson- *** ½
The Howling- Gary Brandner- ****
Invasion of the Body Snatchers- Jack Finney- *** ½

Short Stories

Trucks- Stephen King- *** ½
The Ledge- Stephen King- ****
Quitters, Inc- Stephen King- ****
Children of the Corn- Stephen King- *** ½

TV Shows (Home Video Only)

Hill Street Blues Season 2- *** ½

267-Total Films

First Time Views

107- (Film Only)

50s- 4
60s- 35
70s- 51
80s- 94
90s- 37
2000s- 45

2-Films

James Wong
David R. Ellis
James Wan
Kevin Greutert
Declan O’Brien
Clint Eastwood
Jeff Burr
George A. Romero
Sam Firstenberg
George McCowan
Umberto Lenzi
Sergio Garrone
Michael A. Simpson
Wes Craven
Robert Zemeckis
Terence Fisher
David A. Prior
Massimo Pupillo
Edoardo Mulargia
George Miller
Mario Caiano

3-Films

Darren Lynn Bousman
William Lustig
Sam Peckinpah
Sergio Sollima
Jack Hill
Gianfranco Parolini
Jesùs Franco

4-Films

Michael Winner
Steve Miner
Sergio Corbucci
Guiliano Carnimeo

5-Films

Brian De Palma

6-Films

Bruno Mattei

8-Films

John Carpenter
Enzo G. Castellari

9-Films

Lucio Fulci

Dismembering Christmas (2015) Review

Posted in Dismembering Christmas on September 23, 2015 by Last Road Reviews

  
DISMEMBERING CHRISTMAS

*** Out of 5

Dismembering Christmas is the latest film from the guys over at Slasher Studios and in fairness I should mention that I’m friends with co-writer Kevin Sommerfield as I’ve been on his podcast, interviewed him on mine and submitted reviews for his website. However I won’t let that stop me from writing a fair and honest review. When the film was made available to watch for review I debated on what to do. Dismembering Christmas could turn out to be an enjoyable film, but it could also turn out lousy and that’s the case with any film, but seeing as I know Kevin I’d feel bad about writing a negative review. When you get into this field you have to take the good with the bad. My writing regardless of it were a screenplay or review don’t always get positive feedback, but you suck it up and deal with it. However my fears were put aside after viewing Dismembering Christmas as it isn’t a perfect film by any means as there are some flaws, but at the end of the day it kept me entertained enough to make it a fun watch. When it comes to modern horror I can’t say I’m a huge fan and sure there’s some great films out there, but in general I’m far more disappointed than pleased and low budget horror films were once that backbone of the genre, but with so many ways to raise money for your project there’s a lot of people that have no business making films and the low budget horror film while giving us some good films, but delivers far too many fanboy movies and have no clue how to craft a low budget film as they try and be more than they are. But where those films failed Dismembering Christmas is able to rise above a good bulk.

The screenplay was written by Steve Goltz and Kevin Sommerfield and it’s very much in the style of an 80s slasher film. While a little wordy, but that’s not really an issue as the script is quite entertaining. Characters are fair enough though a couple a little underused, but with that said they all have at least one character moment. The only issue I have is Goltz and Sommerfield clearly love 80s slasher films as it shows in not just this film, but their past work, but at times they remain a little too close and I can’t help but feel they’re holding back their fullest potential. Overall despite any issues I had the script proves to be entertaining and really that’s all that truly matters.

Austin Bosley makes his feature film debut with Dismembering Christmas and Bosley handles the production well despite the low budget and makes an overall enjoyable film. Like I mentioned with the script feeling a little restrained at times the same can be applied to the direction. As I mentioned Bosley makes a fun film, but I would have liked to have seen a few more chances taken with the film. The first half is enjoyable, but I never quite felt the characters were in any jeopardy, but the 2nd half of the film Bosley delivers some fairly good stalk scenes and impressively filmed death scenes that look a bit gorier than they actually are.

Overall Dismembering Christmas is a fun throwback to the 80s with some fun homages. It isn’t a perfect film, but when all is said and done it’s fun and only running at a brief 71-minutes it moves fast enough.

   
 

It’s been a long time…………

Posted in Uncategorized on August 3, 2015 by Last Road Reviews

I haven’t posted here in quite a few months. I’ve thought about returning and posting a few things to see how it goes. I’ve sampled WordPress and I’m not having the same glitches as I have in the past. So perhaps I’ll make a few posts and if all goes well maybe become a little more active.